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Computer Information Systems Associate in Applied Science

Information Technology Computer Information Systems

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

The A.A.S. degree program in C.I.S. is the study of basic business and technical principles used in programming and operating personal computers. Completion of the program can lead to entry-level jobs as computer programmer, programmer analyst, systems analyst, operations manager, network administrator, or unit supervisor in private and public firms or organizations. Advances in technology have increased the computer’s application in the factory, the office and the telecommunications industry. As computer use grows, so will the need for workers who are able to cope with change and adapt to new technologies. 

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

60

Program/Plan Number

011

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes
 

Courses

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

15  CH
Students should refer to the General Education Requirements​​ for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor.  The A.A.S. model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.   

Program Core Requirements

24  CH
​Students can either choose Math 118 OR any other Math course of 118 or above
Business
BUSINES 111
Introduction To Business 3
Survey of modern US business, analyzing organization and types of businesses, major business functions, business and the environment, roles played by business and consumers in the economy and various economic systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 181
Financial Accounting 4
This course presents accounting as an information system that produces summary financial statements, primarily for users external to a business or other enterprise. Students study the forms of business organization and the common transactions entered into by businesses. The emphasis is on understanding and applying basic accounting principles and other concepts that guide the reporting of the effect of transactions and other economic events on the financial condition and operating results of a business. How to analyze and interpret historical financial statements as well as the limitations of using these statements in making forward-looking business decisions are included. The primary content emphasis will be accounting for current assets and liabilities, long-term assets and liabilities, corporations, cash flow statements and financial statement analysis. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Business 111 or Business 141 or Mathematics 098 or higher; or concurrent enrollment in Business 141; or placement test; or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 182
Managerial Accounting 4
This course presents accounting as a system of producing information for use in internally managing a business. The course emphasizes the identification, accumulation and interpretation of information for planning, controlling and evaluating the performance of the separate components of a business. Included is the identification and measurement of the costs of producing goods or services and how to analyze and control these costs. Decision models commonly used in making specific short-term and long-term business decisions are included. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Business 181, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Computer Information Systems
CIS 101
Intro to Computer Information Systems 3
Theory and application of computers in information management; career opportunities, problem solving techniques, input/output media, microcomputer applications, and Internet application. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Laboratory hours to be arranged.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 120
Intro to Microcomputers 3
Fundamental concepts of computer information systems as applied to microcomputers in business and personal use; includes hands-on experience with a variety of microcomputer software. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than three credit hours will be counted towards the CIS/IT degree requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to six will be counted towards elective credit and requires the Consent of Departments Chairperson.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 250
Intro to Systems 3
Analysis and design of information systems; includes analysis of organization and procedure, forms and work-flow, equipment selection, and implementation of systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CIS 244 or Consent of Department Chairperson
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Mathematics
MATH 118
General Education Math 4
Focuses on mathematical reasoning and solving real life problems, rather than on routine skills and appreciation. A maximum of four of the following topics is studied in depth: geometry, counting techniques and probability, graph theory, logic, game theory, linear programming and statistics. The use of calculators and computers is strongly encouraged. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Math 99 , or COMPASS placement test score range within PRE-ALGEBRA (17-99) and ALGEBRA (43-99) and College ALGEBRA (1-50), or ACT Math score range within (21-23), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Additional Requirements

12  CH
​Select four courses from the following:
Computer Information Systems
CIS 103
Intro to BASIC Language 3
The most simplified of all computer languages. How to use the BASIC language in solving problems in mathematics, science, business and other fields. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, or Grade of C or better in English 100 and Math 99 or higher, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 122
Intro to Word Processing on Microcomputers 3
In-depth concepts of word processing as they apply to microcomputers in business and personal use. Laboratory assignments provide hands-on experience with microcomputer word processing software. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than three credit hours will be counted towards the CIS/IT degree requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to six will be counted towards elective credit and requires the Consent of Departments Chairperson.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 142
Intro to C or C++ Language 3
Fundamentals of structured problem-solving in C language: emphasis on syntax, data types, operators, control structures, functions program structure, pointers, arrays, input, and output; students will complete programs in C of moderate size and complexity. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in (CIS 103 or (CIS 106 or CIS 107 or CIS 130 or CIS 135)) and Grade of C or better in Math 99 or higher.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 144
Intro to Java Programming Language 3
A block-structured high-level programming language commonly used in internet applications; including procedural and data abstraction programming styles; the concepts of design, testing, and documentation in programming, programming platforms, and software developments; selection, repetition, and sequence control structures; the basic programming elements of arrays, records, and files. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CIS 142 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 145
Intro to Database on Microcomputers 3
In-depth concepts of database as they apply to microcomputers in business and personal use to build information management systems. The network, hierarchical, and relational models are discussed. DBMS on microcomputers are used for lab assignments to implement the rational models. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than three credit hours will be counted towards the CIS/IT degree requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to six will be counted towards elective credit and requires the Consent of Departments Chairperson.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 158
Beginning Internet 3
The basic concepts and usage of the Internet. Emphasis on the access of information from and the development of HTML documents for the World Wide Web. Consideration will also be given to other Internet protocols (Gopher, FTP, Email, and Usenet) and to the principles and terminology relevant to networking in general. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CIS 101 or Grade of C or better in CIS 120, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 181
Web Development I/Basic Web Technologies 3
Emphasis on web site architecture, layout structure, template development, documentation and form development, including the development of a basic template for a data driven web site. Style sheets will be used to organize and present page content. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CIS 116, or Grade of C or better in CIS 120, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 182
Web Development II/Client Side Scripting 3
Continuation of CIS 181. Focus on client side scripting to verify data entry, manipulate and control web page elements, and storage of information on the client machines using cookies, including methods for initiating user authentication. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CIS 181, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 244
Advanced Java Programming Language 3
Use of Internet programming language for design and implementation of large-scale problems; management of abstract data types; data structures (files, sets, pointers, lists, stacks, queues, trees, graphs); program verification and complexity; recursion; dynamic concepts (memory scope, black structures); text processing; and an introduction to searching and sorting algorithms. The programming for computer graphics and animation and implemented for Internet usage. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CIS 144 or Consent of Department Chairperson
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 258
Advanced Internet 3
Extends introductory concepts of CIS 158, usinga variety of Internet and generald general networking concepts, including interactive forms and CGI programming for the World Wide Web, multimedia development, Intranets, server installation and management, and database connectivity. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to administer a simple website. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CIS 158, or Grade of C or better in CIS 257, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Elective Program Requirements

9  CH
Students should meet with a college Academic Advisor for selection of elective courses

Area of Focus

 CH

Focus Electives

 CH

 CH
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

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